Seeking Truth and Forgiveness on Route 66 – Part 2

After leaving Route 66 tourist town, Seligman. The road becomes a long stretch of beauty and solitude of the desert life — waiting to be discovered.

I put the SUV on cruise control, as the song “Hotel California” by the band Eagles began to play. I felt my heart lighten and a big smile spread across my face as I cranked up the volume and sang along at the top of my voice — looking forward to the unknown destinations ahead.

It was such an amazing feeling to drive aimlessly without a care in the world. With an occasional passerby, I was pretty much all alone out there in the hot desert sun — enjoying my freedom and the breathtaking vista around me.

I was pleasantly surprised by the change in the terrain on Route 66 as I continued on to the next town. The road went from flat and straight to steep hills and winding curves. The top speed I could drive with my SUV was around 30 miles per hour. As I carefully navigate around the curves, I thought how exhilarating it would be to drive the road in a convertible sports car with the top down.  :)

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9 Comments on “Seeking Truth and Forgiveness on Route 66 – Part 2

  1. I understand very well about the rough patch, and am certain that you have chosen the right path for resolution of your conflicts. You’re on the right path.

  2. Last year the hubby, one daughter and her family and I did this trip in a big ole RV. Some of your photos look very familiar. I, too, have one looking down one of those long stretches of road that are seemingly endless. I continue to keep you in my thoughts.

  3. This is a super story, apart from the obviously sad situation that kicked it off. Stay positive for the future. Still more great images, and I totally agree that the best ‘wheels’ for it would be ‘open top’. Dave

  4. The words and the images go well together, Emily – a very enjoyable post. I don’t know the details but I gather that you’ve had some bad times lately – well, hang on in there, things are not all bad, there’s a whole lot of good around too – as you’re finding on Route 66. Adrian

    • Thank you for the comforting words, Adrian. Glad you enjoyed the images and story. Unfortunately, I have hit a rough patch in life lately. I know this time will pass… and yes, there are some good things happening too. I just need to not focus so much on the bad.

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